Erica R. Kasuboski, 28, Manawa, was charged with two counts of identity theft and 15 counts of forgery uttering.
On the night of Nov. 9, 2012, Waupaca Police Sgt. John Helgeson met with a woman in the parking lot of Waupaca Bowl. While she had been inside from approximately 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., someone had stolen her wallet and her checkbook from her ujlocked vehicle.
On Nov. 14, a teller at Farmers State Bank reported that someone had attempted to cash one of the stolen checks at the bank’s drive-through window in Waupaca. The teller identified the man who was driving the car and said he was with a woman passenger.
On Nov. 18, Helgeson went to the Auto Stop where an employee reported that a woman had attempted to use a fraudulent check to purchase cigarettes and a lottery ticket. When the clerk tried to process the check electronically, it came back that she should put a hold on it. The woman left without making the purchase.
Police later located the man who had been driving the car at the bank and, after interviewing him, were able to identify Kasuboski as a suspect.
Helgeson showed the store clerk photos of three women, including Kasuboski and the victim. The clerk identified Kasuboski as the woman who had attempted to use the stolen check.
On probation for a 2010 narcotics conviction, Kasuboski was arrested on a probation hold and questioned on Nov. 20. She is accused of writing more than $620 of fraudulent checks at stores in Waupaca and of writing about $70 in fraudulent checks in Manawa and Royalton.